Water

Colorado’s river economy worth $9 billion
Colorado’s river economy worth $9 billion
Outdoor recreation businesses say state water plan must do more to protect rivers.
More pesticides are permeating urban streams
More pesticides are permeating urban streams
But rural rivers are getting cleaner, a new study says.
Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Small and medium-sized flows could be most affected.
Desert solitaire: Las Vegas bets big on rural water
In the high stakes game of Western water supply, Las Vegas doubles down
Pipe conflict
Feds give go-ahead for controversial groundwater pipeline to feed Las Vegas
The cloud seeding believers
Southwest states drop dollars to make it snow in CO, WY and UT
A ride with a Bakken water trucker
A ride with a Bakken water trucker
Reporter Nicholas Kusnetz rides along with Mike Reynolds, who left his logging business in Washington State to work trucking water to the Bakken's oil fields.
The Bakken oil play spurs a booming business -- in water
The Bakken oil play spurs a booming business -- in water
Hydraulic fracturing's extraordinary appetite for water is creating friction between North Dakota's farmers and drillers.
Oregon ignores logging road runoff, to the peril of native fish
Oregon ignores logging road runoff, to the peril of native fish
Oregon has long refused to regulate sediment runoff from logging roads as pollution under the Clean Water Act. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide what the state should do.
West Coast trawlers spare the little fish
A new catch share program for groundfish appears to reduce the number of unwanted fish picked up in trawls
Mutualism on the Colorado River
How water managers are like tubeworms
Documenting drought from the ground up
The Drought Impact Reporter collects the human stories behind severe drought
Getting serious about fresh water with Jay Famiglietti
The UC hydrologist points out how little we know about our water reserves